Labor Update Bulletin #59 (04/2019)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed or are being discussed in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.

In this bulletin...

• For Kosei Nenkin, MHWL considering making people keep paying in past age 70, on condition of receiving increased pension amount;

• LDP proposal would make it possible to enroll in health insurance regardless of employment type, increase the number of people paying in;

• Female researchers: "Proposed amendment will not protect student job-seekers from sexual harassment";

• Mass resignations at private school in Yokohama: "part-time teachers being thrown away";

• Labor citations at major showbiz production companies: Amuse, Yoshimoto Kogyo, LDH;

• Dockworkers' union strikes on a weekday for the first time in 22 years: containers unable to be loaded or unloaded;

• Foreign workers at decommissioned Fukushima reactor: TEPCO to accept “specialized skills” workers;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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